The Drinking Expectancy Sexual Vulnerabilities Questionnaire (DESV-Q) is a 22-item self-report measure about the believed effects of drinking alcohol on sexual vulnerability for oneself, men, and women. Items are separated into five domains: Sexual Coercion, Sexual Vulnerability, Confidence, Self-Centeredness, and Negative Cognitive and Behavioral Changes. The scale captures whether alcohol makes one sexually aggressive or increases the likelihood of sexual victimization.
Geographies Tested: Australia
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
Drinking alcohol makes [memenwomen]...
A 5-point Likert scale from 1 "Strongly disagree" to 5 "Strongly agree"
Starfelt, L. C., Young, R. M., White, K. M., & Palk, G. (2016). Development and preliminary validation of the Drinking Expectancy Sexual Vulnerabilities Questionnaire (DESV-Q): a purpose-specific instrument for rape-perception research. Substance Use & Misuse, 51(3), 330-342. DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2015.1110168
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